PESHAWAR: Senior lawyer Salim Shah Hoti on Saturday said that ‘facilitators’ found aiding terrorists in terror attacks, are liable to be punished with the death penalty according to the law of the land. He added that those arrested by security forces for their involvement in the Bacha Khan University carnage will be dealt with accordingly. The interior ministry, he said, would send their cases to military courts for trial as the same law was applicable to them. He stated that military courts were set up after the passage of the 21st Amendment in January 2015 to adjudicate upon terror-related cases. PM Nawaz had abolished the moratorium on death penalty in terrorism-related cases soon after assuming office.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 24th, 2016.